Handful of Stars

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composition date
1940
genre
Pop
songwriter(s)
Jack Lawrence
Ted Shapiro
related performer(s)
Glenn Miller

Moved to tears.

Arranger Bill Finegen sometimes wrote wilder arrangements than Miller wanted and the leader would cut down the more egregious excesses. Miller did appreciate Finegen’s work and when he first heard the arrangement of “A Handful of Stars” he cried.

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